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About Lensbaby Sweet 35

• The Sweet 35 Optic is a 35mm, selective focus optic with a 12-blade internal aperture that provides unprecedented creative control over the size of the sweetspot and the amount of blur. This is the widest focal length Lensbaby optic currently available, and the first to feature an internal aperture.

• Rotating the aperture dial on the front of the lens changes between apertures from f/2.5 through f/22. The Sweet 35 Optic is part of the Lensbaby Optic Swap System.

• The Sweet 35 Optic, compatible with the Composer®, Muse®, Control Freak and Scout lens bodies, produces a sweet spot of focus surrounded by a smooth, gradual blur. The Sweet 35 Optic provides photographers with even more creative freedom to capture their vision in camera by dialing in the sweet spot quickly and seamlessly, in the moment.

• The Sweet 35 is an incredibly versatile optic, allowing photographers to focus anywhere from 3-7.5" from the front of the lens to the subject, depending upon which lens body is being used. Its wide 35mm focal length is perfect for landscape, event and environmental portrait photography.



The Lensbaby Sweet 35 is commonly used for Macro photography, Weddings and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easily interchangeable (3),Lightweight (3),Nice bokeh (3),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (4),Weddings (4),Landscape/scenery (3)

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Features

  • 35mm focal length
  • 12-blade internal aperture, controlled by dial on the front of the optic
  • Aperture range from f/2.5 through f/22
  • Selective focus optic (creates a sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradual blur)
  • Focuses from approximately 7.5" to infinity from the front of the optic when used with Composer, 6.5" with Scout, and 3" with Muse and Control Freak
  • 4 optically coated glass elements, in three groups
  • Compatible with Composer, Scout, Muse, Control Freak lens bodies*
  • 46mm front threads (will not accept current Lensbaby accessory lens lineup)

Lensbaby Sweet 35 Reviews

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4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lensbaby = Fun

I've only had this lens a couple weeks and only used it a few times. If you already have the basic lenses in your kit and are looking for something different to be creative with, I think this is an excellent choice. Sweet35 and Edge80 are big steps forward for Lensbaby. The build quality is good and optical performance reasonable in my opinion. There is nothing automatic here, so there is a bit of a learning curve, but the added flexibility and compactness Lensbaby offers is worth it for me. ...

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I've only had this lens a couple weeks and only used it a few times. If you already have the basic lenses in your kit and are looking for something different to be creative with, I think this is an excellent choice. Sweet35 and Edge80 are big steps forward for Lensbaby. The build quality is good and optical performance reasonable in my opinion. There is nothing automatic here, so there is a bit of a learning curve, but the added flexibility and compactness Lensbaby offers is worth it for me. I can carry a 35mm, a fisheye, and an 80mm with less space and weight than one regular lens. Be aware that Sweet35 is designed to focus sharply only in one spot, not from edge to edge of the frame. I use this lens with Composer Pro which gives a larger range of tilt (but no shift) functionality than my perspective control lens. I have been most happy with this lens when using a tripod, and least happy when having occasional difficulty swapping this optic at night or in bad weather.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Idea better than implementation.

I bought this with a lensbaby composer and several other of their product and was quite disappointed. Sold it after a couple of months. Not having to change aperture disks is handy, but I found this as balky to use as the rest of the "system". I might try their new improved composer, but haven't yet.

Reviewed by 5 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lensbaby = Fun

By

from Springfield, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've only had this lens a couple weeks and only used it a few times. If you already have the basic lenses in your kit and are looking for something different to be creative with, I think this is an excellent choice. Sweet35 and Edge80 are big steps forward for Lensbaby. The build quality is good and optical performance reasonable in my opinion. There is nothing automatic here, so there is a bit of a learning curve, but the added flexibility and compactness Lensbaby offers is worth it for me. I can carry a 35mm, a fisheye, and an 80mm with less space and weight than one regular lens. Be aware that Sweet35 is designed to focus sharply only in one spot, not from edge to edge of the frame. I use this lens with Composer Pro which gives a larger range of tilt (but no shift) functionality than my perspective control lens. I have been most happy with this lens when using a tripod, and least happy when having occasional difficulty swapping this optic at night or in bad weather.

 
5.0

Love mine, so bought one for my sister

By

from Madison, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

Love this optic. It produces an incredibly sharp sweet spot surrounded by lovely, dreamy blur. I prefer to use this optic with Composer Pro, but it is already perfect for the Muse.

 
5.0

Sweet 35 Optic

By

from Vancouver, WA  -  Pro Photographer

If you do not work in manual mode, you may want to start. This lens requires you to shoot in MM and what a great teacher. Excellent for artistic non traditional captures.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yes!

By

from Shanghai, China  -  Pro Photographer

I didn't mind swapping in/out the aperture disks, but when this lil' baby came out - I'll never go back to it. I can't remember how many aperture blades are in this thing, but it's pretty close to a smooth circle as you can get. The ease of DOF control and speed at which you can work with the LB is greatly enhanced. If you're not comfortable with the LB lens, give it some time and you'll be mastering it in no time at all - especially with this new attachment. Being that the Composer is a 50mm focal length, the Sweet35 attachment is now 35mm - nice. I also don't find the Sweet35 obtrusive at all - even when a low-profile UV filter on it.

 
2.0

Idea better than implementation.

By

from Redwood City, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this with a lensbaby composer and several other of their product and was quite disappointed. Sold it after a couple of months. Not having to change aperture disks is handy, but I found this as balky to use as the rest of the "system". I might try their new improved composer, but haven't yet.

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Shopper  Does it come with an optic swap tool or is this purchased separately?
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